Kingswood development plan set for public exhibition

Developers proposing a 760-home estate for the Kingswood golf course in Dingley Village have welcomed the decision by Kingston Council to seek authorisation from the Minister for Planning to prepare and exhibit a planning scheme amendment for the site.

“We’re delighted that Council is progressing our rezoning request,” said Anna Martiniello, the project’s Senior Development Manager.

“We have worked with Council and others for more than two years to create a design that will meet Council’s requirements and community needs, while retaining and enhancing the village feel and spirit that is obviously much loved by the Dingley Village community.”

When granted, the amendment would rezone the site from a Special Use Zone (Schedule 1) and part General Residential Zone (Schedule 3) to a General Residential Zone (Schedule 2) and enable the redevelopment of the land for residential purposes.

At a full council meeting on Monday 25 September, Kingston Council voted to seek authorisation from the Minister to prepare and exhibit the planning scheme amendment.

“Once the Minister approves Council’s request, the amendment will be publically exhibited and all stakeholders will get to see the detail of our plans and be able to make a formal response,” Ms Martiniello said.

Ms Martiniello said Council and planners would now work with the Minister’s office to arrange the exhibition period and the process for public feedback. She said details of this would be posted on the project website and the City of Kingston’s website.

Land development and housing construction at the Kingswood project are projected to generate about $1.2 billion in economic output to the Victorian economy, more than $900 million of which will be spent within the Kingston municipality.

An independent economic impact assessment also calculates more than 930 direct and indirect jobs will be created statewide by the third year of construction.

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  • September 26, 2017